Probate Litigation
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Chicago Office

20 N. Clark Street, Suite 2720
Chicago, Illinois 60602
Phone: 312-345-9999

Schaumburg Office

1515 E. Woodfield Road, Suite 640
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Phone: 847-995-9999

Wheaton Office

400 S. County Farm Road, Suite 320
Wheaton, Illinois 60187
Phone: 630-653-9400

Orland Park Office

15255 W. 94th Ave., Suite 201
Orland Park, IL 60462
Phone: 708-226-9904

Chicago Probate Litigation Lawyers

Estate Planning Attorneys in Cook County and Throughout Illinois

Having a properly executed will or trust does not always ensure that the probate process runs smoothly. If a legal challenge is made to a will or trust, probate litigation can follow. At Anderson & Associates, P.C., we represent clients on both sides of probate litigation. We closely examine all estate planning documents and investigate the circumstances of the challenge.

We also assist clients in disputes involving the administration of a will or trust. Executors, administrators and trustees have a fiduciary duty to uphold. If they are accused of incompetence or fraud, probate litigation may be necessary. Our attorneys represent both sides of these disputes as well.

Contesting a Will

When family members and potential beneficiaries feel that a will has not been properly executed, they can challenge it in probate court. This often occurs when a family member is excluded from an inheritance or when a will has been suspiciously altered just before the testator dies. A challenge to the validity of a will can be made on a number of grounds including:

  • Mental capacity – Challenging whether the testator was of sound mind when the will was executed or revised.
  • Undue influence – Challenging whether the testator was pressured or coerced into creating or revising the will in question.
  • Improper execution – Challenging whether the will was signed according to state laws.
  • Fraud – Challenging whether the testator was deceived into signing the will.

Successfully challenging a will can be difficult because the testator is not available for questioning. Our attorneys are experienced in handling these cases and know how to effectively and efficiently investigate these matters. Our primary goal is to protect our client’s rights and interest, but we are always mindful of respecting the wishes of the decedent as well.

If you are involved in a probate dispute of any kind, contact us to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case. Our Chicago office is located downtown in the Loop and we have three additional offices throughout the Chicagoland area.